Chapter 9 Civics

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15 terms · Congress

constituents

all the people in a representatives district

joint session

when both House of Representatives and Senate meet together

gerrymandering

Dividing a state into odd-shaped districts for political reasons

expulsion

when a member of congress acts dishonestly, he or she is forced to leave

select committee

a temporary committee formed to deal with issues that need special attention

joint committee

a committee that includes member of both houses

conference committee

a joint committee that meets to help House and Senate members agree on the details of a proposed law

standing committee

a permanent committee that specializes in a particular topic

expressed powers

powers of Congress listed in Article I of the Constitution

impeach

accuse an official of wrongdoing

appropriations

funds for specific uses

roll-call vote

when each member's vote is a matter of public record

filibuster

when one or more senators kill a bill by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it

cloture

limits a senator to debate for no more then one hour

pigeonhole

when a bill is set aside without considering it

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